Facilitated by Graeme Goodwin of RhythmWorks you will learn to play the Djembe drum using proven traditional techniques originating in the training schools in Guinea Conakary for the Djoliba (the National Drum and Dance Ballet of Guinea Conakary).
You will learn an effective system of percussion technique used and respected by the Kamara family, from Guinea Conakary, teaching you to Apply correct technique, posture and tempo with meditation, learning how to 'free your mind' and utilize your true natural 'in the moment' energy.
You will also learn African Rhythms and experience Rhythm and Melodie, learning introduction and rhythm variation patterns arrangements with Graeme. After a good foundation in Tempo, Technique and Rhythm has been established, Graeme will guide you into playing Melodies and solo phrases.
Graeme has played Djembe for 18 years - travelled to The Gambia, West Africa and built a Drumming Holiday Centre, Alla Leake Kunda in the Gambia West Africa. Since 1999 has trained with Thomas Camara and Gibi Camara, SuSu Djembe Masters see www.rhythmworks.co.uk
With Graeme's Djembe Meditation Percussion Technique system you will benefit;
There will be Daily yoga practice
Our holiday-retreats, combine two very effective cultural practices - Drumming and Yoga. Both activities induce a more calm and relaxed natural 'state' and are best practised with a meditative approach.
There will be early morning Yoga to 'set' and provide balance for the day, calming the mind and preparing the body, for a day of continued relaxation!
In the late afternoon or early evening there will be the Djembe Rhythmworkshops which will encourage the participants to enjoy learning the therapeutic system of meditative percussion techniques. The group will benefit using the meditative system of 'programming' to create natural responsive application, in tempo of the 3 primary tones; The TONE SLAP & BASS. The inspiration of this practice of TECHNIQUE is from the Djoliba (The Drumming & Dancing Ballet of Guinea Conakary).
The 2nd half of the daily Djembe Workshop will guide the group through the practice of Rhythm arrangements, Accompaniment parts, Breaks and Melodies. By naturally utilising the increased clarity from DAILY TECHNIQUE practice participants will appreciate and enjoy playing the Djembe with increased confidence and mastery.
(with "Yoga & Drumming Sardinia 2015" as the Subject Title)
Total Price includes Full board Accommodation (breakfast, lunch and dinner included) - prices can vary depending on which Villa you book & number of rooms, doubles / singles etc at Lu Nibareddu Hotel Residence
Thank you so much for a truly amazing weekend, the yoga and drumming workshops were brilliant, loads of fun and very engaging! Such a great sense of togetherness, sharing and love from everyone! Loved every minute from start to finish. Will be back for more :) Thank you.
Namaste and best wishes,
Thanks ever so much for such a great retreat, I really enjoyed it and came home feeling great. Both the yoga and drumming tuition were very inspirational and such a perfect setting too. I look forward to attending another event with you in the future.
Beth Croft x